CERTIFICATIONS & ONGOING EDUCATION

Certified Massage Therapist and Health Educator
www.NHI.org

National Holistic Institute and Teaching Clinic (NHI) is a nationally accredited training institution, accredited by ACCET, the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training, and approved by the U.S. Department of Education. NHI offers one of the most comprehensive programs in the nation to train people to become professional Massage Therapists and Health Educators.

Awards from NHI

  • Letter of excellence in the Western Segment for: exhibiting outstanding professionalism in the field of massage therapy, for maintaining a 3.86 GPA, and for having excellent attendance.

  • Letter of excellence in the Eastern Segment for: exhibiting outstanding professionalism in the field of massage therapy, for maintaining a 3.93 GPA, and for having excellent attendance.

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Nationally Certified Massage Therapist
www.ncbtmb.org

NCBTMB’s program represents the highest standard in the field and communicates a commitment to safe, ethical practice. It is made up of a number of components: eligibility, examination, Code of Ethics, Standards of Practice, continuing education, and recertification.

To become nationally certified, practitioners must:

  • Complete a minimum of 500 hours of instruction
  • Demonstrate mastery of core skills, abilities and knowledge
  • Pass a standardized NCBTMB exam
  • Uphold NCBTMB’s Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics

National certification assures clients that their interests are being protected. Clients can trust that they are being served by a professional whose practices are aligned with the national standard.

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Certified Equine Body Worker
www.Equinology.com

Graduates of the Equine Body Worker certification program are trained in the application of equine sports massage, health care and equine science. Equinology®, Inc. has become known as a leader in the field and has actively raised the education bar for the industry. All courses are presented by leading veterinarians and specialists in their respective fields, and course group numbers are limited to promote as much hands-on experience as theoretical tuition.

The program is regularly attended by veterinarians and working professionals wishing to enhance their knowledge. Equinology®, Inc. is approved in the United States by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider. Equinology®'s courses are approved and recognized by the International Equine Body Worker® Association (www.iebwa.com), the McTimoney Chiropractic Association and the Society of Osteopaths in Animal Practice (United Kingdom).

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Member of the American Massage Therapy Association

Graduation from a minimum 500 in-class hour supervised entry-level massage therapy training program

“Kristin Hickey has successfully met the professional standards established for recognition as a Professional member with Active status in good standing of the American Massage Therapy Association and is hereby granted a certificate of membership.”

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Member of the International Equine Body Worker Association

IEBWA membership is only considered if the member carries full indemnity insurance and has completed a required certification with a minimum amount of study hours, as well as continuing annual education hours. These requirements benefit the horse; the client, the Equine Body Worker® and they protect the profession as a whole.

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Continuing Education:
EQ1400: EQUINE NUTRITION: NRC PLUS WITH DR. ELEANOR M. KELLON VMD

The Masterson Method – 14 hour Seminar-Workshop in Integrated Equine Performance Bodywork
The Masterson Method – Phase 1 Completion- 40 hour Practical Instruction Level 1

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Certification for Masterson Method Certified Practioner (In Progress)


National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork

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